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Adam again has outdone himself with the church lights. Send us your best picture of the Church lit up this year, and we’ll share it on the website. Thank you to Kevin for these pictures taken 11 December 2015.
Today Saturday 12 December, 2pm, “Explore Christmas” at Mereworth Church. The story of Christmas re-told with the children. Craft and messiness for all ages. Specifically aimed at primary aged children and their siblings (older and younger) Refreshments served at the end. Finish at 4pm.
There is lots of activities going on over Christmas ranging. Whatever you want in terms of fun, frivolous, traditional, serious, modern, there is something for you… With the addition of special Christmas Services (these services are for everyone – those most suitable for young children are marked *, but your whole family will be welcomed at all services) 12 December, 2-4pm, Explore Christmas, Mereworth Church * 13 December, 5pm, Carol service, West Peckham 19 December, 5pm, Children’s Choir Nativity and Carol Concert, Mereworth Church * 20 December, 5pm, Traditional 9 Lessons and Carols, Mereworth Church 23 December, 5pm, Messy Christmas and Scratch Nativity, Discovery School, Kings Hill * 24 December, … Continue reading
Today, 29 November, 5pm. Celebrate the start of Advent with a Traditional Advent Carol Service. Mereworth Church 5pm. followed by seasonal refreshments.
Wednesdays during Advent 10.30am Followed by tea and cake and Bible Study Come for the Holy Communion, and stay if you can to the Bible study and prayer to truly prepare your heart for Christmas Mereworth Church, 10.30am Wednesday 2, 9, 16, 23 December
As well as regular Sunday services at KingsHill, Mereworth and West Peckham, there are lots of special events in May with the celebrations of Rogation Sunday, Ascension Day, Pentecost Sunday and Trinity Sunday. Sunday 1oth May is Rogation Sunday and we have the annual walk around the parish, which starts at Mereworth and finishes at West Peckham. Join us for just the walk or stay for a short Communion at West Peckham. Children, dogs on leads, families welcome (no pushchairs or bikes, as we cross stiles and walk on foot-paths unsuitable for wheels). Thursday 14th May is Ascension Day, and there is a joint Deanary service for all ar Birling … Continue reading
Both Mereworth and West Peckham are run by a Parish Church Council. This is open to anyone to attend or get involved in and each year they hold an Annual General Meeting, where there is a public report on the last year and the election of officials for the next year… Mereworth is holding its AGM on Sunday 19th April (after the 10am service) and West Peckham AGM is on Sunday 26th April (after the 11.15 service). So if you would like to learn more about how your local church operates, these are the dates for your diary.
There are lots of exciting events in March and April at your local churches…. Friday 6 March, 10.30 Women’s World Day of Prayer – West Peckham is hosting this year’s Service. All women and men, of any age, are welcome to join us to pray for women & girls in other parts of the world who don’t have a voice and are victims of oppression, violence, slavery or abuse. Refreshments served after the service. Sunday 22 March – Baptism at Merewoth – at 1pm, we look forward to welcoming Harry V Brown into the family of God. Maundy Thursday, 2 April, 19.30 SEDER Meal (venue TBC) Easter Services on Good Friday, 3 … Continue reading
Prior of Lambeth Palace Christian community appointed A new monastic community under the Archbishop of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury has appointed the Revd Anders Litzell as Prior of the Community of St Anselm, the radical new Christian community at Lambeth Palace. Anders, 34, is an Anglican priest from Sweden, who has experience of the Pentecostal and Lutheran traditions as well as three provinces of the Anglican Communion. He will pioneer the Community, which launches in September 2015, and direct its worship and work. He will work as Prior under the auspices of the Archbishop, who will be Abbot of the Community. The Community will initially consist of 16 people … Continue reading
A new website, ToYourCredit, has been launched to showcase the Church’s work on responsible credit and savings, including supporting credit unions. The website has been created by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Task Group on Responsible Credit and Savings and contains personal testimonies, videos, and blogs from initiatives across the country. Their vision is “to create a fairer financial system focused on serving the whole community, where everyone has access to responsible credit and savings and other essential financial services.” The Task Group has also proposed a network of savings clubs in Primary schools to give pupils practical experience of money management. The programme would build on a number of successful … Continue reading